Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday’s Take: A Filtered World
I can be blunt. I know, shocking, right? But this is something I admire in others. I don’t want to play games, I don’t want the truth to be clouded…I don’t want to see the world through a filter. It might be nicer if we could but then how would we know what was real…and what wasn’t?
Maybe this is why the books I most enjoy and the stories I write all have a fantasy element. Our flawed world but with something more under the surface. But no matter what the fantasy arc or paranormal twist, the characters must be honest and real. How would your sister react if she found out she turned into a werewolf once a month? Or your mom discovered you could raise the dead but you still can’t manage to clean your room?
I want my writing to be just like my water…from the tap and a little gritty. No, wait.
Real and unfiltered. Yeah, that's it.